The Association of Scottish Philatelic Societies (ASPS) is a collection of local societies from throughout Scotland whose aim is to further the study of Stamps, Postcards and Postal History. ASPS is formed by each society nominating a delegate who attends up to 3 meetings per year on their society's behalf.

There are currently 45 local societies throughout Scotland of whom 9 are specialist societies and who have meetings throughout most of the year. If you are interested in joining a society have a look at the affiliated society page of the website to see where your local society is and whats on.

Each year the association organises a National Exhibition (commonly called Congress), usually in April, at which a number of dealers attend in order that philatelists can purchase items and also to display their collections, either competitively or non-competitively. Congress is hosted each year by a different society and that society usually produces a cover and/or postcard specifically for the occasion.
Full details of all societies affiliated to ASPS and details of all Congresses past, present and future can be found on the website.

Latest News on Congress

The 89th Congress will be held at the Dewars Ice Rink, Perth on.

20th - 21st APRIL 2018.

The Host Society will be:
Scottish Philatelic Society

Opening Times:

Friday 10am till 5pm

Saturday 10am till 4pm

Please note: No more orders are being accepted for Smiler Sheets.

Please note: There wil be NO Royal Mail Post & Go facility at Congress this year.

A joint meeting between the Glasgow Thematic Society and the British Thematic Society will be held during the Saturday morning (21st April) of Congress.


The association have produced a cinderella Post & Go stamp for this Congress. See the Congress page for more details.

Guernsey Post have agreed to accept covers which will be cancelled by Guernsey Post and sent out to collectors using either the Guernsey Flag or Flower Post & Go stamps. If you require to utilize this facility all covers should be handed in to the association desk at Congress. Guernsey Post can also provide official blank first day covers at a cost of £1.20p each. These will be very limited though. Collectors can also if they wish send their covers direct to Guernsey Post for cancellation.

Entry Forms for National Exhibition

Entry forms for Congress 89 are available below..
These should be used if you wish to take part in any of the competitions at Congress in April 2018. Please return the forms to the individuals stated on the entry form by the deadline stated on the form.

National Exhibition Entry Form

Open Class Entry Form

Entry Form for Junior Competition for ALBA Salver

Entry Form for Junior one-sheet Competition

Association News

Please note that the rules and guidance for the National Exhibition have been revised. All potential exhibitors should familiarise themselves with the revised rules and guidance notes.

Rules and guidance notes are now also available for the picture postcard competition. These can be found in the National Exhibition pages of this website.

Whats On

Below are the details of each society's meeting being held over the next 10 days.

Stirling & District Philatelic Society April 24 @ 07:30 PM
Scottish Philatelic Society April 24 @ 07:30 PM
AGM and Jacques Cup Competition
Scottish Philatelic Society April 24 @ 07:30 PM
AGM and Jacques Cup Competition
Moray Philatelic Society April 25 @ 02:00 PM
Society President
AGM and President's Display
Dundee & District Philatelic Society April 26 @ 07:30 PM
Annual General Meeting
Lanarkshire Philatelic Society April 27 @ 07:30 PM
ALBA Stamp Group April 28 @ 02:00 PM
Alex Magowan

Youth Philately / StampIT

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This page was last modified on 26th March 2018.